1749- the Radcliffe Camera, an Oxford University building, designed in the neo-classical architectural style, opens.
This Day in History
1937-Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft at Rugby, England.
1942- Construction begins on the Alaska Highway
1930- Synthetic rubber is first produced.
1896- Construction begins on the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge in Niagara Falls, U.S.A.
1838- The steamship, Great Western, leaves for its maiden voyage from England to New York.
1988- the patent for the railroad rail cold saw is filed
1992- Construction begins on the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, in Illinois, U.S.A.
1923- the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company begins producing inflatable tires
1896- Announcement of gold in Yukon